Traces of another world found on the -MoonResearchers have found evidence of the world that crashed into the Earth billions of years ago to form the Moon. Analysis of lunar rock brought back by Apollo astronauts shows traces of the "planet" called Theia. The researchers claim that their discovery confirms the theory that the Moon was created by just such a cataclysmic collision.

Trace of another world found on Moon

Traces of another world found on the Moon. Researchers have found evidence of the world that crashed into the Earth billions of years ago to form the Moon. Analysis of lunar rock brought back by Apollo astronauts shows traces of the "planet" called Theia.

Evidence Of Theia

This artist's illustration depicts a giant impact between the early Earth and a Mars-size object, a cataclysmic collision thought to have created the moon about billion years ago.

The Moon’s real age, and creation from the collision of Earth and Theia, finally confirmed

This illustration of the moon being formed appears on the July cover of National Geographic magazine. Illustration by Dana Berry

Earth’s bad day: A collision 4.5 billion years ago nearly destroyed our planet but instead helped start the path to life

Earth’s bad day: A collision billion years ago nearly destroyed our planet but instead helped start the path to life

The moon's creation.

This illustration of the moon being formed appears on the July cover of National Geographic magazine. Illustration by Dana Berry

Theia colliding with Earth.

Theia, the hypothetical Mars-sized planet that many scientists believe collided with Earth approximately billion years ago, forming our moon in the process

Theia - in the beginning.

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